The Nostalgic Turn and The Politics of Ressentiment

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Georgia Educational Researcher, ISSN: 2471-0059, Vol: 2, Issue: 1, Page: 1

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Reynolds, Bill
Georgia Southern University
Restoration; Nostalgia; Politics; Ressentiment; Passivity; Education; Political Science; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Journals, GER
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The Greatest Generation, Band of Brothers, We Were Soldiers, Nick at Night, and the confederate battle flag. We are looking backward, because looking forward is too problematic. We are living within a global conservative restoration, which has gained intensity since 9/11 and gained further solidification since the most recent elections. Ira Shor elaborated the concept of the conservative restoration in his text, Culture Wars: School and Society in the Conservative Restoration 1969-1984 (1986).